Nokia Lumias grab Extras + Info update, causes false Lumia Denim firmware sightings

Microsoft this morning pushed out an update for the Extras + Info system app found on Nokia Lumia smartphones. The Extras + Info area is where users can find out what firmware version they are currently on, like Lumia Black, Lumia Cyan, or Lumia Denim.

Today's update arrives without a changelog; however it is safe to surmise that it is laying the groundwork for the forthcoming Lumia Denim update for those still on Cyan. In fact, many people have tipped us after updating to tell they now have the Lumia Denim update.

Evidently, the Extras + Info update for some users is causing the app to reveal temporarily the firmware as Lumia Denim. Going back into the app afterwards though resets it back to Lumia Cyan.

Indeed, over-the-air firmware updates are obviously much more significant than just updating an app in the Store. Moreover, firmware updates typically start at 1 PM Eastern Time and not early in the morning. Having said that, this is a good sign that Microsoft is getting ready to being pushing out the firmware, as updating Extras + Info is needed properly to reflect any changes in a firmware update. This example is analogous to the odd Network+ update last week, which was needed for today's Truecaller app update to expose API access to the Windows Phone dialer for real-time Caller ID.

Regardless, take today's update for Extras + Info, but do not assume you just received a firmware update. Windows Central will keep you posted when Lumia Denim does officially begin.

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Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

230 Comments
  • So is the site now officially Windows Central?
  • this! so you have noticed the change!! :p  
  • I don't know the photo in the article still has phone in it.
  • Nice. I like it
  • Maybe
  • Okay I 'm not going to update Windows Phone Central apps on my phone
  • Apps or app?
    Why wouldn't you?
  • Hmm, my prototype Lumia 830 still says Denim. Maybe the rumor about Debian Red being an internal name for Denim was true?
  • When was 'Debian Red is Denim' just a rumor? They're the same thing..
  • He/She/whatever voted you down for telling the truth, I fixed that. Debian Red was a code name and the release name is Denim.
  • Windows Central is okay, but what am I going to say now ? "I found it on the WC??" Saying WPC was cool, Windows One +
     
  • Lol you found it in the bathroom?
  • Lol
  • I don't think saying WC is lame... If you think it is just say it windows central. I think at the time of wpcentral, wpc must have looked weird too.
  • No matter what, WC is a WC ;)
  • WinCentral. Less syllables than WC.
  • @Slovenix, Lol..
  • Denim.. What's next Emerald? :)
  • So it's Windows Central?
  • Ember sounds fun.
  • That's actually not bad.
  • Or jade. I'd love to see Ruby, Azure, White, or Scarlet.
  • Well, 'E' is the next letter after D for Denim. Ember or Emerald seem like obvious choices.
  • Naming it Ember can confuse with Amber. Like "did you mean Amber?"
  • æmber, of course!
  • Confuse who? The average consumer?
  • Mom's and dad's ;) (you got it, right?)
  • Lol
  • I don't get it.
  • Verizon.
  • Ah, yes. In that case I hope they go with minerals. It could have been Bismuth, Cobalt, Emerald, Ferric...
    Oh, the possibilities.
  • Well I think they should go for gems.
  • This is how slow WP news is............
    ............
    And, they wonder why we're only at 5% market share...... SMH.
  • I thought market share wasn't important for Microsoft.
    Read from an article here..
  • I know that article. And, it's BS.. Lets ask ourselves this.. Is it important to their shareholders? Do shareholders believe that BS?
    .........
    MS saying that MS isn't important is like Apple saying larger screens aren't important... They are just saying that because they don't have it.. Lol❗
  • Well, I don't think that Microsoft is going to change their habit of delaying.
    Their market share is not going to rise either because they don't let us tether.. :P
  • "there habit", "there market", learn some english or use a decent translator... put what you wrote on any translator and see if your words made sense... not bashing, just stating your incredible writing skills...
  • His message gets across just fine. Aprendiendo en otros lenguas es muy deficíl. Especialmente la gramática.
    Based on your concept of the English language, this should be fairly concise WITHOUT using a translator.
    Not bashing, just showing my incredible point of view.
  • Wrote using word flow.. :P
  • Oh...that's awkward on my part. xP But that previous message was directed at the other guy.
  • :)
  • Dude.. You're an idiot.. Who cares..
  • On that link I posted "EMERALD (variety of Beryl- Berylium Aluminum Silicate)" it is a mineral. Just a variety of Beryl. They all are :). Plus Lumia Lead (pb) has a nice ring to it. Edit: Here is the complete list!
    http://www.galleries.com/Minerals_By_Name
  • Hahahahahah it would be nice if it was named as metals :')
  • Emerald! Cuz theme color of Xbox is Emerald. And it will be great if MS bring Xbox game streaming play with windows(phone)
  • I keep thinking "Emerald."
  • You won't be hearing white for a long long time... For Ruby and scarlet the same... And for azure...
    Well it will never come as after "D" comes "E". :D
  • Fine, lets settle with these. Pick your favorites.
    http://www.galleries.com/Minerals_By_Name
  • We could have Ferrum, the latin word for iron and sword!
  • Lumia Ferrum,
    Rhymes with Denim.. :D
  • Would be great to have it Lumia Emerald!!
  • Now what firmware I have ._.
  • You still have cyan.
  • Tweed, maybe ...
  • E.. Endroid?
  • I think... Amber - Black - Cyan - Denim - Emerald - Firebrick - Green - Harlequin - Indigo - Jade - Khaki - Lavender - Magenta - Navy blue - Orange - Purple - Quartz gray - Red - Silver - Teal - Ultramarine - Violet - White - Xanthic - Yellow - Zucchini? Got those from the Internet. :p
  • WOW.. A person to see all those firmware would be.. ANCIENT! :P (No Offense Microsoft)
  • lumia 1520 update extras +info don't change Lumia Denim
  • Same here, when I updated it never showed Lumia Denim.
    520
  • Lumia Harlequin.. Harley quinn??? :3
  • I'm thinking Ebony or Evergreen.
  • I'm thinking Ebony or Evergreen
  • Piece of shit app. It either never logs my replies or it puts it in the wrong thread
  • Possible... who knows?
  • Is it very difficult writing a changelog?
  • As a programmer myself, I HATE keeping track of changes. I totally understand why it would get skipped.
  • Ohh! But it pleases the user even if he see 'Bug Fixes' written in the changes. The changelog is the first thing I search for when I see an update. Developer's don't need to be lazy.
  • You could extract change log from "to do" of your app...
    What I mean is that if you have decided that you will fix a bug in your app, add themes, etc. then wouldn't this be your change log?
  • But do you really need a change log for Extras + Info??? It doesn't even do anything.
  • Might just be me but the colour of "Lumia cyan" has changed to a darker blue closer to how denim looks but I have a 930 so it might just be my screen messing with me
  • I also noticed that on my L930, your screen isn't messing with you :)
  • Same here on my L930.. Guessing its a slight bug..
  • No, not messing up your screen. Same colourchange on my Lumia 930.
  • Still haven't gotten cyan from T-Mobile. They said they have no date set for it either. Guessing they're skipping it since denim is apparently due soon.
  • Yeah I'm so done with them this month.
  • This would be solved immediately if Microsoft would just release Cyan to Preview users on TMoUS. I don't get the hold up.
  • And Verizon. I'm about sick of the lack of support from carriers and Microsoft.
  • Yep, still waiting on my 925 with dev preview.
  • In the end, when DENIM is officially not Cyan.
    I guess
  • Yup, fixed.
  • changing into windows central huh?
  • And, your first paragraph reads wrong.. Don't you mean that many have tip you saying they have Denim?
  • Old habits die hard.
  • I know.. I never point these out because it's usually obvious what you mean... But, that one might confuse some of these kids... I mean, we still have guys posting that they have Denim in comments for this article.... SMH.
  • Staff comments like yours should be more distinguished in the app ;)
  • When Cyan "Begins". I thought it did already.
  • the good news is Lumia Denim is ready to distribute
  • I'm guessing evertime it says "Cyan" in the article, what Dan actually means is "Denim". Otherwise I'm very confused right now
  • I'm guessing too, because this article is very confusing in its present state.
  • Cyan + Denim = blue jeans... Verizon stole my pants.
  • Lol
  • Hahaha.
  • Haha +920 Unlocked
  • Lol my Lumia Icon settings haven't worked ever since I got 8.1. Well, the normal settings do, but all the Lumia specific settings, like extras+info has never worked.
  • IDK, but if I don't see a new high-end device leak soon I'm gonna do something bad.
  • Suicide?
  • No.
  • Haha,LOL
  • He's gonna visit Disney without his parents permission.... Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Well, I could❗
  • As an Icon owner, I appreciate you including Black in your article as a possible firmware option. Smh